The 2019 Alfa Romeo Owner’s Club (AROC) national convention is coming to Pittsburgh during the Grand Prix. It will be hosted by Three Rivers Alfisti, the local chapter of AROC. The theme is “Cortile della Corsa” which translates to “Courtyard of Racing” and marks the first time the national convention will honor Alfa’s racing heritage.
The “Courtyard of Racing” in Pittsburgh is perhaps the most centralized of any previous convention; It’s located within 500 miles of 2/3 of the population of the North America and within 20 AROC Chapters.
The poster was created by motorsport artist Kelly Telfer – read more about Kelly here.
It all starts on Wednesday, July 17 with an afternoon parade and car show at Point State Park and the Tune-Up at Heinz Field that night and continuing with a track day at PIRC on Thursday and a concert that night. On Friday there is a Rallye, a tour, a picnic and dinner. The July 20/21 weekend events move to the PVGP’s Italian Cortile at Schenley Park. as an estimated 400 from all over North America display their Alfa’s on the golf course and watch vintage Alfas race through the streets of the city park. There are displays, car shows, a concours, banquets, even a wine tasting. Something for every Alfa Romeo fan.
The 37th Annual Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix is the nation’s largest vintage street race. The 10-day event includes car shows, parades, a blacktie gala, a Jet Center Party and a Tune-Up event at Heinz Field.
Pre- Convention Activities
July 12-14 Weekend: Alfa Romeo PVGP Historic Racing
8am- 5pm $20/day
Alfa Romeo Paddock
Alfa Romeo’s race within historic race groups
Tour of Phipps Conservatory
Lunch at Schenley Park Visitor Center and lap of race circuit
Tour of National Aviary and dinner at Vue412 on Mt. Washington
Monday, July 15: Self Guided/ Pre Convention Tours
Daytime: Pre Convention Tour: Falling Water, lunch at Falling Rock at Nemacolin and Kentuck Knob. Dinner at Steel Cactus in Shadyside and Walnut Street Invitational Car Show.
Alfa Romeo Convention Activities
Tuesday, July 16: Board Meeting
Driving Tour of Racoon State Park
Lunch at Breezy Heights Tavern
Tour of Meadowcroft Rock Shelter
1pm – 4pm: AROC Board Meeting
6pm – 9pm: Optional Car Show special area for Alfa Romeo at The Waterfront Car Show; No Limit on number of cars: $5
7pm – 10 pm Meet & Greet at Doubletree Hilton in Cranberry, Shelflife String Band
Wednesday, July 17: Parade, PVGP Downtown Car Show/ Tune-Up Party
10am – 2pm: Alfa Romeo Display at Point State Park; limited to 40 Alfa’s
6pm – 9pm: PVGP Tune Up Party at Heinz Field: $125/car/2 people or $50/person without a car.
Thursday, July 18: Autocross/Track Day & Time Trials at PIRC 9am – 4pm
Karting: Self Guided. We have a special “Virtual Race” set up for club member. You can run at any time and on Saturday at the banquet we will announce the best times. Estimated cost $5/person for virtual racing competition.
Time Trials: $270/car
6:30 pm – 11:00 pm: Doublewide Grill in Cranberry with Three Car Garage band
6:30 – 11:00 pm: Passport to Elegance featuring unique Alfa Romeo’s $375/person
Friday, July 19: Rally/ Dinner at the Pittsburgh Golf Club
10am – 4pm: Guided Tour; TBD via Butler County Toursism
NOON: Bar-B Que Picnic Lunch at Morraine State Park
6pm – 9pm Alfa Romeo Dinner at the Pittsburgh Golf Club ~ $45/person; opera6-9: Cocktails
7- 7:15: Awards: Autocross Awards; Rally Awards
Alfa Romeo Racer teams joins us for dinner
7:15 – 8:30pm strolling dinner
Saturday, July 20: Racing, Cortile Judging at Schenley Park
Cortile Weekend: $150 admission/2 people/weekend pass
9am – 5pm: Alfa Romeo Shine & Show
People’s Choice Award
Judged Groups/ Classes
9am – 5pm: “Certificato d’Oro” (in special Parking area)
9am – 5pm: Alfa Racer Display
1pm – 5pm; Cortile Cup Winner Move to Winners Circle
9am – 5pm; Vintage Alfa Romeo Racing through the streets
7pm – 11pm; Alfa Romeo Banquet
Sunday, July 21 Concours/ Wine on 9 and Vintage Racing
9am – 5pm: Alfa Racer Display
9am – 5pm Alfa Romeo Display/Parking
9am- 5pm Alfa Romeo Concours “Certificato d’Oro” (in special Parking area)
9am – 11am; AROC self guided Paddock Tour
10am – 5pm – “Certificato d’Oro” Winners move to Winner Cortile Circle
11:30 – 1:30: Wine on 9 (wine tasting track side)
1pm – 5pm PVGP Feature Races & Alfa Romeo Race Group
**Lunch Badges @$35/each can be purchased individually
*** Public Parking (non Alfa Romeo) is $20/day or free street parking if available